Problems with 4.12

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Sun Sep 25 20:46:23 CEST 2016

On Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:32:03 -0700 (PDT), Rich Shepard wrote:
>I no longer find a settings tool to get rid of the desktop icons,
>change the window manager frame (there used to be multiple styles), or
>remove the worthless (to me) manu on the window frame.


I'm not using Xfce4 anymore, but it's still installed. Running
xfce4-settings-manager by my openbox session has got some limitations,
but I guess everything is as it was since years. Even from an openbox
session I seem to be able to access all dialogs you need. I wonder hat
you can't find them, too.

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ xfce4-settings-manager --version|head -1
xfce4-settings-manager 4.12.1 (Xfce 4.12)
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ xfce4-settings-manager

To get rid of desktop icons
  Desktop > Icons

To chose a theme
  Appearance > Style

To change buttons in the window title bar
  Settings Editor > xsettings > DecorationLayout


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